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dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 16 10:14 am    Post subject: mending domestic appliances part n  Reply with quote    

yet again to buy a part and fit it seems easy.

this morning the freezer door was open,the problem is a small spring in the door stop.

ten mins finding the model number and part number for the stop unit + 2.59 and 3 quid p n p has ordered the part.

fitting it needs one screwdriver and a couple of mins .

so i recon that saves about 90 + 50 compared to a bloke in a van saying he will have to order one and return.

im not sorry if you are that bloke in a van cos repair prices are daft

moral ,yet again,if it's broken get the part and fix it,it is usually a lot easier than some peeps make out.

if parts are not available gaffer tape ,bits of scrap ,glue etc applies.

Hairyloon



Joined: 20 Nov 2008
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 16 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

So do you have any tips for freezer door seals?
I've not so far found a source of replacements at a sensible price, although I confess I may have given up looking a bit too easily.

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 16 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Espares. Carry virtually everything.

dpack



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 16 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nick wrote:
Espares. Carry virtually everything.


ditto .lots of stuff and quite cheap for many things,they carry a lot of generic stuff which seems good quality and value.

but the door stop was from bosch spares as espares only had a whole hinge set for 18 quid so checking the manufacturer site as well can help.

door seals are a bit tricky im still trying to source one for the upright freezer but it seems the door and seal are one unit and 80 quid is about what the freezer cost .

if i find a good generic stick on solution i will let folk know,

Midlandsman



Joined: 22 May 2014
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 16 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

+1 for espares.

Their 'How to' videos are great. They've saved me a fortune on fan oven elements and Dyson vacuum cleaner repairs.

MM

gregotyn



Joined: 24 Jun 2010
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Location: Llanfyllin area
PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 16 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Could you use "draught excluder" stuck onto the doors of freezers to do the sealing job, if only a temporary one?

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 16 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mr Shan has replaced the bearing on the washing machine twice. Bloody thing won't break properly.

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 16 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

gregotyn wrote:
Could you use "draught excluder" stuck onto the doors of freezers to do the sealing job, if only a temporary one?


i had considered that but the bit i froze to minus 25c got rather too stiff to do the job
perhaps i should try a few materials.

Nick



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 16 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

dpack wrote:
gregotyn wrote:
Could you use "draught excluder" stuck onto the doors of freezers to do the sealing job, if only a temporary one?


i had considered that but the bit i froze to minus 25c got rather too stiff to do the job
perhaps i should try a few materials.


What's wrong with the generic stuff eSpares sell?

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 16 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nick wrote:
dpack wrote:
gregotyn wrote:
Could you use "draught excluder" stuck onto the doors of freezers to do the sealing job, if only a temporary one?


i had considered that but the bit i froze to minus 25c got rather too stiff to do the job
perhaps i should try a few materials.


What's wrong with the generic stuff eSpares sell?


silly me ,i had been looking for a part with a part number for a specific freezer ,they didnt have a whole door so i went searching elsewhere and decided a door costing more than the freezer when posted was daft then gave up after the draft excluder .it is only frost and it scrapes off has been the policy foe a while

ta i will go back to where i started and look for the right thing

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 16 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

the other issue is the seal seems to be seriously attached to or part of the door but either further exploration or a stanley knife might sort that so as there is a slot to put a new one into

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 16 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

and it is out of stock at the mo so i will check in a month or so

Nick



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 16 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

dpack wrote:
the other issue is the seal seems to be seriously attached to or part of the door but either further exploration or a stanley knife might sort that so as there is a slot to put a new one into


Ah. Good. I had some of their generic oven seal and it was fine.

Yes, freezer seals sit in a trench or groove around the door, I guess to cope with expansion and such.

Hots



Joined: 23 Sep 2010
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 16 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I LOVE espares!
It was recommended to me by a cooker repair bloke who was fixing my chum's cooker under warranty.

The fan on my cooker had broken and with the help of espares I managed to order the correct part and by watching their video I fixed the damn thing myself!!
You have to realise here that I am quite an old lady with no practical skills at all.

One of the best tips was to use my phone camera to take a picture of the wiring before removing it so I knew how to put it back together, so simple yet brilliant.

I felt smug as hell for days.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 16 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Great.

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